IATA Code: POZ
Address:Port Lotniczy Poznań-Ławica
Kierownik Działu Komunikacji
Distance from City: 5km
Terminal Guide: Here
Day Trip Possible: Yes
Passenger Numbers: 1,270,000 (2009)
Closest Alternative: Bydgoszcz
OVERVIEW: Occupying a great location in Western Poland, Poznan is one of the few airports in Poland offering a decent range of services, no doubt due to the competition between Ryanair and Wizzair, but also the position Poznan enjoys on the railways relative to Germany.
Airport Past: The airport started life in 1913 as a military base, but shortly after the airport was opened up to domestic flights and also the handling of cargo.
Airport Present: It wasn’t until 2005 when Wizz and Ryanair started their competition for the London routes. Since then these two carriers have been responsible for the bulk of the growth of the airport.
Airport Future: With a round of improvements have already just finished, it is unlikely that anymore will be happening in the immediate future.
GETTING THERE: The airport lies around 5km from Poznan, which makes this a very easy and cheap trip to make if you are travelling to the city.
Bus: The best way, there are not only public buses but also ‘express’ buses to the city centre. Journey time is around 20-30 minutes depending on which you choose.
Train: No train station at the airport. Poznan is the closest from which you can connect to the rest of Poland and beyond.
Taxi: There is a taxi stand outside of the terminal.
Car Hire: Budget, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Hertz and National have desks here.
GENERAL TIPS: The airport is a fairly busy place at peak hours, with a cluster of flights leaving in the early morning. At these times you might experience more delays and queues for boarding and luggage as the airport is quite compact.
Terminal: We’re big fans of the terminal. Renewed in 2001, this is a modern design which was probably a little ahead of it’s time. Situated over two floors and finished in style, this isn’t a low-cost airport by any means. The attention to retail means there are a good range of facilities at the airport.
Facilities: Bank, ATM machine, Business Lounge, Duty Free, Shop, Restaurant, Bar, Viewing gallery.
Nearest Hotel: None at the airport, best to book in Poznan itself.
Nearby: Even if not wanting to visit Poznan, it’s best to use Poznan as the hub. A main railway and bus intersection, there are many places to visit from here.
BUDGET TRAVELLERS GUIDE: Poznan has evolved into a great budget destination. Not only is it cheap to get around and stay, but competition between the low cost carriers has kept fares down and choice up.
Accomodation: Great choice of places to stay to suit any budget and comparatively lower priced than the Eurozone. You may want to think about hiring an apartment for longer stays as these are very similar in price to a hotel with much better facilities.
Transport: Very cheap public bus services, and with Poznan being a good-sized railway hub, there are cheap train services too. Around the city, trams are used which provide great value.
Connections: Lots of choice here, with Ryanair and Wizz going head-to-head. The Irish carrier have Alicante, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Girona, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Milan-Bergamo and Reus, with Wizz taking Cork, Doncaster, Dortmund, London-Luton, Oslo-Torp, Paris-Beauvais, Rome-Fiumicino and Stockholm-Skavsta.
Aside from this LOT have Frankfurt, Warsaw, Munich, with Luftansa also serving Frankfurt. Cimbar Sterling also have a flight to Copenhagen.
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